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by Toeclip
13 May 2016, 11:25am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Porridge when camping
Replies: 41
Views: 5084

Re: Porridge when camping

Do not forget to add a dram of Highland Water (Whisky) makes for a better experience.
by Toeclip
9 May 2016, 2:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Submarines, deterrent and missiles
Replies: 26
Views: 1192

Re: Submarines, deterrent and missiles

Do not forget contamination of the water supply. Reservoirs are easy targets and contamination of domestic water will cause untold problems. Just remember the incident near Preston recently.
by Toeclip
9 May 2016, 8:05am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: 2016 AGM
Replies: 40
Views: 15609

Re: 2016 AGM

Thanks, my membership will not be renewed when it falls due. It is a sign of the times
by Toeclip
5 May 2016, 12:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CTC jerseys are they still available?
Replies: 18
Views: 3047

Re: CTC jerseys are they still available?

Once you loose sight of where you have originated from you will never be able to puzzle out where you are going. I well remember the shop back in the 80's. CTC Winged Wheel clothing, badges, mudguard stickers etc. All seem to have fallen BT the wayside. Apart from local group clothing how can you sh...
by Toeclip
8 Apr 2016, 8:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS
Replies: 16
Views: 1508

Re: GPS

Personally I use SatMap Active 12. Expensive, yes, but it came with a full set of GB Landranger Maps which I prefer. Tough cases, cycle mounts etc are exta. Oh! it has a nice big screen too. As always it is personal preference.
by Toeclip
6 Apr 2016, 4:56pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: Name Change
Replies: 135
Views: 65913

Re: Name Change

A logo with no personality and a new name which has such 'issues' with its acronym, the acronym has to be avoided! An American School of Law shared the latter problem - and had to redo the name change as a result ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35975832 ). Maybe CUK should follow suit (...
by Toeclip
1 Apr 2016, 8:29am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: cycle security/locks when camping?
Replies: 49
Views: 5995

Re: cycle security/locks when camping?

If it is just a single night trip I take a storm-shelter plus a lightweight groundsheet and the cycle "sleeps with me". Weighs considerably less than my Force Ten Mk 1 and takes up very little space. On longer trips like others have said secured to an immovable object as close to the tent ...
by Toeclip
30 Mar 2016, 8:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dawes Touring range?
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Dawes Touring range?

Just purchased a " Super Galaxy". It is on page 38 or 39 of their catalogue. Not everyones cup of tea though.
by Toeclip
27 Mar 2016, 12:55pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: What do you look for in a campsite
Replies: 108
Views: 6476

Re: What do you look for in a campsite

Good, secure cycle storage and nice hot showers. A campsite where cell-phones, loud music and the Internet is banned or preferably with no signal. As James Tiberius Kirk said "This is your chance to get away from it all".
by Toeclip
24 Mar 2016, 11:41am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8147
Views: 315269

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Thereafter, their thoughts throughout thoughtfully threatened timewasters with egg whisks. Yolking aside, beating Chris Froome in a sack race between Basingstoke and Wigan is not to be countenanced. Even Wiggo couldn't bring himself to BBC tonight, wattle and daub walls told a story about three whee...
by Toeclip
24 Mar 2016, 8:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DREAM cycle routes
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: DREAM cycle routes

Darwin to Perth then Melbourne. Again just a dream but a pleasurable one.
by Toeclip
23 Mar 2016, 8:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do you wear proper cycling gear !
Replies: 54
Views: 3041

Re: Do you wear proper cycling gear !

Not really. I wear what I feel comfortable wearing. A simple Rohan Windshirt (1980's) serves me well as does a pair of Rohan shorts or Ron Hill Tracksters in summer sepending on the weather. A single Ventile jacket is worn as a windproof when necessay supplemented by a cape during wet weather.
by Toeclip
21 Mar 2016, 11:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling from Gargrave (nr Skipton) to Manchester
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Cycling from Gargrave (nr Skipton) to Manchester

Or take the left fork at McDonalds at Whitefield and follow the road via Polefield, Cheeham Hill to Manchester.
by Toeclip
16 Mar 2016, 9:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour North England : Ideas please
Replies: 23
Views: 1253

Re: Tour North England : Ideas please

If you get chance the moorland lanes above the Calder Valley are worth a ride. Some great pubs serving great food. Plenty of accommodation including Mankinholes YH.